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How to upcycle and upgrade tired outdoor garden furniture

2nd Sep 2020

Getting the most value of out of your garden furniture also means refurbishing it over time to remove the need for expensive replacements. Remember, refurbishment does not always mean just cleaning and fixing old broken furniture, you can also view it as a good opportunity to add extra value to your outdoor garden furniture. In today’s blog, we break down some easy ways you can upcycle old garden furniture and get more use out of it in the future.

  1. Sand down outdoor garden furniture and add a new lick of paint

Sanding down old outdoor garden furniture will remove any rough edges that may have developed over time with weathering. This will help to create a blank canvas on which you can add plenty of interesting colours to create an entirely new piece of furniture. Try to pick a colour that works well with the aesthetic of the garden.

Additionally, a lot of people make a good living by upcycling old garden furniture and selling for a profit, maybe this is something you could consider. Items that are perfect for upcycling include:

  • Chairs
  • Recliners
  • Tables
  • Dining sets
  • Umbrella stands
  1. Turn broken garden furniture into a sculpture for the garden

Broken garden furniture is often in a state from which it cannot be properly repaired or upcycled. If this is the case with your furniture, we recommend taking broken pieces and turning it into a good sculpture for the rest of the garden. You can mix and match with other items in the garden and add some much-needed colour to the garden.

  1. Add extra material to damaged garden furniture

If a particular part of your garden furniture has become damaged you should do your best to repair it, but view it as an opportunity, not a problem. You could use new fabrics, glass or metal to add an extra dimension to the garden furniture. Just ensure you make it functional as well as a beautiful to create the biggest impact for your garden.

  1. Let the children get creative with any old garden furniture

Our fourth and final tip for upgrading and finding new uses out of garden furniture is to get the children involved. Not only will this lighten the workload, but it will also give you a chance to bond further with the family. Make sure you take care of the more dangerous task like chopping or cutting to avoid any dangerous mishaps.

Try to upcycle old furniture, it’s better for your wallet and the environment

Upcycling has several benefits for both your wallet and the environment. It stops waste heading to the tip unnecessarily and gives you the chance to spend some time with the family. Additionally, if you want to run a little side business, there is some money to be made creating new and interesting products out of old garden furniture. Remember to think before you throw an item away, as you could be throwing away a valuable opportunity.

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